Utah Releases RFP for APCD Data Aggregation and Analytics Vendor [February 27, 2013]
NAHDO Call for Volunteers [February 25, 2013]
We are pleased to annouce the launch of Colorado's All Payer Claims Database. The first round of reports from Colorado's APCD are now available at www.cohealthdata.org. Further, CIVHC is holding a Webinar November 15th, 12-1pm MT to recap their November 1st launch event, demonstrate their website, and share initial findings. [November 4, 2012].
NAHDO, APCD Cost Study Summary of Findings [October 10, 2012]
Leavitt Partners Blog, APCD: The Acronym That You Should Know About [September 27, 2012]
New York Receives $95 Million Toward Exchange Implementation [August 27, 2012]
New York Times: Bucks Blog, Decoding Your Medical Bill [June 25, 2012]
Richmond Times-Dispatch: High dental surgery bill prompts questions by parent [February 21, 2012]
The All-Payer Claims Database Council has provided comments to Section 10332 of 42 Part CFR 401, CMS-5059-F, RIN 0938-AQ17, “Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement” which was released the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 5, 2011 (http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-31232_PI.pdf). Comments, which can be viewed here, are intended to assist states with current or future APCD efforts in understanding the utility of these data in state APCD efforts. [December 15, 2011]
HealthInfoNet Receives Grant to Link Maine's Health Exchange with State APCD, [December 14, 2011]
The Connecticut Mirror: Looking for data, transparency in healthcare, [December 7, 2011]
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) has released the Uniform Healthcare Payer Data Standard Implementation Guide Version 1.0. Details of this standard can be found on the APCD Council Standardization page here [October 2011].
On October 6th, the APCD Council attended and presented at the X12 PACDR kick-off meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. You can view our presentation here and a press release of the event is available here [October 2011].
The APCD Council submitted the following comments regarding the Proposed Rule for Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment (CMS-9975-P) to CMS on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. States and partners can read the proposed rule here and can read our response to the proposed rule here [September 2011].
HHS awards State of Vermont $3.8 million for insurer rate review [September 2011]
HIMSS urges Congress: Create a national patient identifier [September 2011]
RWJF Comments on Use of Medicare Data - RWJF Senior Vice President John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H., comments on the proposed rule for availability of Medicare data for performance measurement [August 2011].
On May 10th, members of the APCD Council spoke at the Massachusetts Governor's Conference about APCDs. Read here what Health IT Exchange had to say about it [May 2011].
The Charlotte Observer: Health Care Costs are Hard to Pin Down, August 2010